Summer Reading

Recommended Summer Reading by Grade Level:

Click on the list for the grade your child will be entering in the fall of 2017.  These lists were compiled by the elementary librarians at Alcott, Thoreau, and Willard.


Summer Reading for current 5th graders:

Middle school students are required to read three books this summer, and to complete one creative project on a book of their choice.  Completion of the summer reading will set students up to participate in a school wide community building game:  Literary Labyrinth.  

Details for the summer reading program and requirements can be found on the library website: CMS Summer Reading 2017


Summer Reading Club at the Public Library

This summer we are enjoying numerous fun things to do.  The theme for the reading club, Build a Better World, creates a way for us to view how different people live.  The kick off event which is on Tuesday, June 13, begins with a 2 pm viewing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the Main Library Children’s Department with a Giant Candy Land Game on the front lawn of the Main Library beginning at 3 pm.  Register for the reading club while having fun! The Pre-Reader, Kids and Teen programs will take place at both the Main Library and the Fowler Library in West Concord.  Read for 60 minutes during a week to choose from a wide selection of great prizes!  Read ten plus hours and enter for a chance to win a themed gift basket.  There are programs planned for all ages, family movies and concerts on the lawn of the Main Library.  For more information about the summer programs please visit the Library’s website at